How to decide when senior housing is better than home

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By Marianne Delorey As a provider of housing, I know that my biggest competition is not the fancy new apartments down the street. It is...

Reverse Mortgages – Just a call away

The Holidays Are Over - Time to Get Serious   By Alain Valles, MBA, MS Happy Healthy New Year That blessing is not just for your physical wellbeing...

Organization says ‘Retirement age’ may become a thing of the past

Region - The labor participation rate of older Americans is increasing for a variety of reasons. The National Council on Aging  reports that one in five...

Reverse Mortgage – Top uses

Increase Your Monthly Cash Flow! Pay Off Your Mortgage & Other Bills!   By Alain Valles, MBA, MS A reverse mortgage gives qualified borrowers the option to...

Home is where the heart is

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By Marianne Delorey “Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head… That way it will go with...

Tips on how to downsize your home

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By David J. Dowd Moving to a smaller space can be stressful, emotional and time consuming. It’s no secret we tend to accumulate items over...

Do good. Then do better.

While in college I worked at a nursing home where I met Mary. Mary had severe dementia and was combative. One day while trying to bring her to the commode, she punched me. Hard. With both fists. In the kidneys. I saw stars. Cathy was another resident who would lash out. Cathy did not honor social envelopes nor did she know when enough was enough. She would interrupt me without thinking and would talk for hours if left unchecked. Sometimes, if she felt she was being ignored, she would get in my face and say some pretty unkind things.

If not grace…

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I think often of what it means to age gracefully. Of the hundreds of elders I have met, I am most awed by those who make aging well seem so easy. One of my role models is Janice. Janice puts herself together every day. Her outfit is matched and her hair is coiffed. She is the quintessential lady. She doesn't have an unkind word for anyone. She is upbeat and forward-thinking. She is sharp as a tack and attentive and engaging in conversation. This month she turns 105 years old.

No Place Like Home

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D.   “Home is heaven for beginners.” – Charles Henry Parkhurst A few years ago, my brother and I were playing a game with...

Best towns in Central Mass. for seniors – a review of medical amenities

By Marianne Delorey This article is part of a series comparing the towns in Worcester County for seniors. The focus of this part is on the...